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  • 'Black Nativity': Good deeds, good songs ★★ 1/2

    'Black Nativity': Good deeds, good songs ★&#9733 1/2
    Writer-director Kasi Lemmons hasn't had a feature in theaters since 2007's "Talk to Me," a vibrant and unjustly little-seen biopic that starred Don Cheadle and Chiwetel Ejiofor and told the story of D.C. deejay Petey Greene. That film was all about the...
  • Star-studded Hollywood Film Awards rambles on in all sincerity

    Star-studded Hollywood Film Awards rambles on in all sincerity
    Gazing out at the packed Beverly Hilton Hotel banquet room, veteran producer Jerry Weintraub shook his head from the stage as he accepted the Hollywood Legend Award at Monday night's Hollywood Film Awards. "This has gotta be bigger than the Academy's,"...
  • Film Review: 'Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa'

    If the "Jackass" movies have always spit exuberantly in the face of age and mortality, it's fitting that co-creators Johnny Knoxville, Spike Jonze and Jeff Tremaine have now given us one devoted to Knoxville's octogenarian alter ego, Irving Zisman....
  • '12 Years a Slave' Leads Gotham Independent Film Awards Nominations

    "12 Years a Slave" landed three Gotham Independent Film Award nominations on Thursday morning, leading all other movies, in a nod to its growing momentum as awards season kicks off. The Fox Searchlight drama that opened to rave reviews last week earned...
  • Abu Dhabi Film Fest Bows in Style With 'Life of Crime'

    The 7th Abu Dhabi Film Festival kicked off Thursday with U.S. helmer Daniel Schechter's "Life of Crime" getting a star-studded Middle East launch while also testifying to the cinematic ties between Hollywood, India and, by extension, East and West....
  • Santa Barbara International Film Festival to honor Forest Whitaker

    Santa Barbara International Film Festival to honor Forest Whitaker
    Oscar-winning actor Forest Whitaker ("The Last King of Scotland") is the recipient of the Santa Barbara International Film Festival's Kirk Douglas Award for Excellence in Film. Whitaker, who is also a producer and director, will receive the honor at a...
  • Gotham Awards Shines Light on Thesps

    Since their inception 23 years ago, IFP's Gotham Independent Film Awards have experienced their share of growing pains and gains. For years, the low-key kudofest, which takes place at the outset of awards season, was truly independent and unconcerned...
  • No silent night

    No silent night
    Writer-director Kasi Lemmons hasn't had a feature in theaters since 2007's "Talk to Me," a vibrant biopic that told the story of radio DJ Petey Greene. That film was all about the power of words. Lemmons' new film, "Black Nativity," concerns good deeds...
  • Review: 'Black Nativity' is stage-bound but musically gifted

    Review: 'Black Nativity' is stage-bound but musically gifted
    "Black Nativity" — the movie — seems like such a good idea. Start with poet and playwright Langston Hughes' powerful telling of the Christmas story — the spoken word, the gospel choir, the staging spare, the story timeless. Wrap a...
  • Top 3: 'Out of the Furnace' movie, Britney Spears album, 'The Mortal Instruments' on DVD

    ‘OUT OF THE FURNACE’ FRIDAY 1 This movie is all about family. Russell Baze (Christian Bale) and his younger brother, Rodney Jr. (Casey Affleck) live in the economically depressed Rust Belt. Russell is fresh out of prison and Rodney decides...
  • 'Hunger Games: Catching Fire,' 'Frozen' to top Thanksgiving weekend

    It may not thaw the hold that “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” has on the box office, but Walt Disney Pictures will be turning up the heat with “Frozen,” its new 3-D computer-animated musical. Entering the Thanksgiving holiday...
  • 'Black Nativity' review: Preach somewhere else

    'Black Nativity' review: Preach somewhere else
    ** (out of four) Around the holidays, you could go to church or you could go to “Black Nativity,” a 90-minute sermon posing as a movie. There’s nothing wrong with a film advocating gratitude and forgiveness, of course. But written...